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  • Asia Pac telco industry leaks billions in revenue each year

    The Asia Pacific telecommunications industry is missing out on between $US6 billion and $US12 billion in revenue each year, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers Revenue Assurance Survey.

    22 Nov. 02 07:51 Written by Staff Writers
  • Web services choreography standard 18-24 months away

    Standardization of Web services choreography, which will enable development of complex Web services for business, is 18 months to two years away, said a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) official Wednesday while the W3C met to take up the issue.

    22 Nov. 02 07:48 Written by Paul Krill
  • .Net remains point of contention

    Microsoft's planned release of the Windows .Net Server 2003 operating system drew cheers and jeers at the Comdex trade show, where a panel of developers and technology experts faced off in a debate over Microsoft's emerging Web-based development platform.

    22 Nov. 02 07:46 Written by Matt Berger
  • Gerstner says Internet saved IBM

    Former IBM Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Louis V. Gerstner Jr., who is widely credited for rescuing the technology titan from its downward spiral in the early 1990s, said that the Internet literally saved IBM by giving it a new market to conquer.

    22 Nov. 02 07:45 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • New members join Java Community Process exec board

    Ten new companies have joined the executive boards of the organization overseeing Java technology, following the completion this week of the Java Community Processes' (JCP) annual elections.

    22 Nov. 02 07:35 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • New, 'Nimda-like' Microsoft vulnerability found

    Microsoft Corp. issued a software patch Wednesday for what it described as a "critical" new security vulnerability affecting most versions of its Windows operating systems and certain versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser.

    21 Nov. 02 12:30 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Vamos selection a "natural progression of events"

    Microsoft's decision to remove Paul Houghton from the Australian managing director's position and replace him with current ninemsn boss Steve Vamos has been described by industry analysts as an unsurprising turn in a natural chain of events.

    21 Nov. 02 12:28 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Inktomi delivers Web Search 9

    After divesting its enterprise search business last week to Verity Inc., Inktomi Corp. on Wednesday reinvigorated its OEM Web search focus with the release of Inktomi Web Search 9.

    21 Nov. 02 11:00 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • HP prints its way to a profit in Q4

    Hewlett-Packard Co. continued to rely on its strong printing and imaging division to keep up the health of its overall business in its fourth fiscal quarter, as its PC, server and storage products again suffered from weak demand.

    21 Nov. 02 10:50 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Economist predicts IT spending snapback in '03

    Corporate IT spending is about to undergo a "sharp snapback" to 5 percent to 10 percent annual growth once corporate profits begin rising again, according to Michael Mandel, BusinessWeek's chief economist who spoke at the Comdex IT Executive Symposium.

    21 Nov. 02 10:32 Written by Thomas Hoffman
  • Cyber threat more than just a game

    In a bid to end scepticism surrounding the threat of a cyber terrorist attack, Gartner presented its own "digital Pearl Harbor" research in Sydney last week.

    21 Nov. 02 09:30 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • OpenOffice, Oasis aim to create office standard

    A standards body known for creating key technologies around XML (Extensible Markup Language) said Wednesday that it has launched an effort to develop a standard file format that would allow office documents such as spreadsheets and word processing files to be opened by applications from different vendors.

    21 Nov. 02 09:10 Written by Matt Berger
  • AOL trims staff, retools strategy before board meeting

    Beleaguered Internet giant America Online (AOL) cut 90 people from its Interactive Marketing division this week, a source close to the company said, in what is expected to be part of the company's new strategy to decrease emphasis on advertising and throw more weight behind e-commerce offerings.

    21 Nov. 02 08:46 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Chips drive next Internet boom, says Halla

    Mark your calendars for June 21, 2003. On that date, the technology industry will resurrect itself, and experience a rate of growth surpassing all those before it.

    21 Nov. 02 08:36 Written by Matt Berger
  • IBM Research to offer consulting services

    IBM is putting its researchers to work for consulting clients, a move that builds on the "on demand" computing vision IBM unveiled last month.

    21 Nov. 02 08:16 Written by Joris Evers
  • Dell takes close look at Itanium 2

    Dell Computer this week confirmed that it will start shipping servers built with Intel's Itanium 2 chips, altering what has been at best a lukewarm stance on the chip.

    21 Nov. 02 08:10 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • IBM revs WebSphere Portal

    Next month IBM plans to roll out an updated version of its WebSphere Portal featuring improved content publishing capabilities and portlet creation and interoperability. Big Blue also offered a sneak peek at new embedded component functionality, due next year, designed to deliver on-demand productivity capabilities within the portal.

    21 Nov. 02 08:06 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Telstra invests $10 million into the bush

    Following the results of the recently released Estens Inquiry, Telstra has announced it will invest $10 million into improving broadband services for its outer metropolitan and regional customers.

    21 Nov. 02 08:00 Written by Nadia Cameron
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